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Prairie Meadows Hotel

Traveler (81)
Room & Suite (61)
Dining (15)
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Come see why Prairie Meadows Casino Racetrack Hotel is Iowa's favorite place to play and stay. With more than 85,000 square feet of casino action, we have every game you will want to play this side of Vegas. If you are looking for a relaxing night, kick your feet up in The Prairie Meadows Hotel. We offer contemporary rooms, impeccable service, and generous hotel amenities that include a saltwater pool, business center and airport shuttle. With a hotel so comfortable you will want to stay awhile. Looking for a new restaurant to try? Our delicious dining options are more than enough to satisfy any craving you have, from breakfast hot off the griddle to simple comfort food or even a chef-prepared entree. Check out our free entertainment in the smoke-free Finish Line Show Lounge. Our 168 room hotel has standard King rooms, Double Queen rooms, and many options of King Suites that are sure to make your stay luxurious. Book now to plan your getaway and experience a hotel unlike any othe
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Property amenities
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free Parking
Room Service
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Airport Transportation
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Casino and Gambling
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Heated pool
Hot Tub
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
Shuttle Bus Service
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Air Conditioning
Family Rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
Refrigerator in room
Smoking rooms available
Good to know
Hotel links
Visit hotel website
Special Offer:Stay & Play!
Hotel packages
Full view
74Somewhat walkable
Grade: 74 out of 100
19Restaurantswithin 0.75 miles
3Attractionswithin 0.75 miles
Reviews & more
74Room tips
Traveler rating
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Popular mentions
Our family Group stayed here for a celebration. A couple of us arrived a day ahead, 2 rooms. The other room, not mine, experienced an issue. The staff responded to it promptly and addressed to our satisfaction.
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Hotel's Favorite
My husband and I decided the stay at this hotel after an exciting evening watching the horse races. Our room was fabulous, and I loved the racing decor on the walls. Everything was clean and inviting, and the bathroom was hands-down the best I’ve ever experienced in a hotel.
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Response from Prairie M, Manager at Prairie Meadows Hotel
Responded Jun 20, 2018
Thank you so much for your review and we are glad you enjoyed your time at our property. We hope to see you again soon!
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This hotel was finished out in 2012 and what a grand addition it was It has a great Bar in it as well...Great front desk with excellent service; I f you are active in the casino your comps work in the hotel as well
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I am competely displeased with my stay at the hotel!! I reserved a luxury suite a week in advance from the night I was to be having my very first child's first birthday!! Upon arriving at the hotel I was not givin a luxury suite I was giving an executive king suite, which was
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Response from PrairieM2, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
We are sorry to hear that you had this experience while visiting our hotel and we would like to make sure that your concerns are addressed. We would like to have a member of our hotel management speak with you. Please call 515.967.1000 and ask for Tresa, our Assistant Hotel Manager. She is aware of the situation and awaiting your call.
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Prairie Meadows Hotel located in Altoona Iowa is the creme de la creme of hotel stays, that is connected to a casino, racetrack and fine dining, that is very near many other great attractions in Altoona Iowa, Since I am a casino guest, I am able to obtain low cost or no cost
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Response from PrairieM2, Marketing Coordinator at Prairie Meadows Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review. We are thrilled to hear you enjoy your stays and the many amenities. We hope to see you again soon!
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Room with King Bed
King Suite
mini fridge, entertainment center
Bathroom, shower only
King room, mini pillows
Do you have hot tub in rooms
No, unfortunately none of our suites have hot tubs.
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Do you have shuttle service for the parking lot?
Yes, we do have a shuttle service that runs constantly from the parking lot to the casino. We also have a free valet service.
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Is the hotel pet friendly?
We do not accept pets.
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Do you have wheelchairs that guest can use?
Yes we have wheelchairs that guest can use.
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Yes, We have a King Suite that has a bath and 1/2.
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"Second floor access to the Casino makes it a busy place."
"All rooms seem good. Even by elevators was quiet."
"We only stayed on second floor but was quiet"
"You really can't go wrong in any room."
"If you are there for the casino...helps to have a room toward the end of the hallway where the elevator to the casino is located."
$133 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United StatesIowaAltoona
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